1930's bone and bamboo 156 tile large and complete mah jong set with exquisite quality tiles and the original box

1930's bone and bamboo 156 tile large and complete mah jong set with exquisite quality tiles and the original box.



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1930's complete bone and bamboo mah jong set with wonderful quality tiles, fitted into the original multi drawered hardwood box.
The 156 tiles have an unusually deep bone layer dovetailed into bamboo and are very nicely carved. Unusually, they include everything required to play the many versions of mah jong including both Chinese and American styles of play. Chinese style only requires 144 tiles. This set has 12 additional tiles, including 8 additional flower/season tiles and 4 extra blank tiles.
Also included are bone counting sticks, a wind indicator disc, a set of 4 tiny bone dice in their original wood box, and 3 larger dice.
They are all contained in the original 5 drawered hardwood box that has been professionally restored. It is missing some of the original brass embellishment, and the sliding cover is a bit warped. However, it is sturdy and nicely polished. It works well to hold everything beautifully.
Size overall-9.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep by 6.25 inches high.
Size of individual tile-1.25 inches long by 7/8 inches wide by 9/16 inches deep.
Weight-4.3 kilos before packing.
A lovely antique set for the mah jong enthusiast, and a great value, particularly due to its quality and versatility. These sets are very sought after, and
antique sets with this number of tiles are rare to find.
Tile racks are available if desired, as well as mah jong, dice and domino jewellery. Please enquire.
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Internal Ref: 5936

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